Introduction to ICS Cyber Security

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ICS Cyber Security Training



This Introduction to ICS Cyber Security course enables participants to understand the emerging requirements of cyber security risk management on the Industrial Control System (ICS) in the context of functional safety in accordance with IEC 61511:2016, and to achieve compliance with the requirements and meet HSE expectations as set out in the Operational Guidance 86.

Course Learning Objectives

By the end of this ICS Cyber Security course, participants should have an appreciation of

  • The new requirements on conducting cyber security risk assessment from IEC 61511 and HSE Operational Guidance 86
  • The rationale behind the new requirements from IEC 61511 edition 2
  • What is expected from HSE regarding ICS cyber security
  • How to meet IEC 61511 and HSE requirements regarding cyber security
  • Network fundamentals
  • Cyber security fundamentals
  • Cyber security risk management
  • Cyber security risk assessment
  • Resources available in order to meet IEC 61511 and HSE requirements

Who Should Attend

  • Personnel responsible for ICS security and functional safety (within the scope of IEC 61511)

Qualifications, Skills, Competence Gained

  • Certificate setting out the key topics covered in the course
  • Enhanced knowledge of ICS cyber security
  • Enhanced knowledge of
    • Role of cyber security in functional safety
    • Compliance with requirements of IEC 61511
    • Cyber security risk assessment
    • Cyber security risk management

Course Leader

Dr Fan Ye, GICSP, CFSE, FS Eng (TÜV Rheinland), CEng, MSaRS, MIET

Dr Fan Ye has worked in safety consultancy in industries including oil and gas, chemical, nuclear power and defence since completing his PhD in 2005. Fan is a Charted Engineer (CEng) by the Engineering Council via IET. He is a GIAC certified Global Industrial Control Security Professional (GICSP). He is a Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) and TÜV Rhineland and Technis certified Functional Safety Engineer. His expertise lies in the areas of hazard identification and risk assessment, safety case development, safety management, system reliability, and ICS Cyber Security.

Fan is a committee member of both the BSI GEL/65/1 and the IEC 61508 Part 3. Fan has extensive knowledge on international safety standards such as IEC 61508, IEC 61511 and UK Defence Standards and Military of Defence (MoD) policy. Fan is familiar with UK’s Health and Safety legislation and the As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) principle for safety risk management underpinned by cost benefit analysis.

Fan has chaired and facilitated numerous HAZOP and SIL determination (LOPA) studies in the UK and Middle East. He has also led a number of SIL verification studies and Quantitative Risk Assessments (QRAs) for major projects.


Delivery Method

  • Face to face

Duration: 1 Day




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